Local Car News #Update
The Nigerian police have paraded one Michael Williams, a Doctor turned professional hacker for allegedly obtaining a Porsche saloon car, valued at N28 million under false pretense.
Williams, the police said, used a hacking site to generate a fake bank credit of N28 million into the account of the car owner, Abidogun Adewale on March 23. Upon receiving and confirming the alert, the dealer released the car to the said hacker with the thought of withdrawing his paid funds and getting along with other business transactions.
He got a shocker when he was told no money was paid into his account when he got to the bank. Realising that he had been scammed, Adewale alerted the police, writing a petition that led to the arrest of the suspect. However, two other vehicles were recovered from the suspect in Imo and Delta states.
Parading the suspect yesterday, Commissioner of police, Imohimi Edgal said investigation showed the suspect had softwares that could shutdown Close Circuit Television (CCTV) for 67 minutes.
“Based on the complaint of the scammed victim, a manhunt was launched on the fleeing suspect and he was arrested in Lekki. Upon interrogation, he confessed to committing the crime where he led operatives to Delta state and Owerri in Imo state where the porsche car and two other Toyota Camry cars were recovered,” Edgal said
The suspect, who said he was a trained doctor, allegedly worked with Tolu and Eko Hospitals before relocating to Canada, where he acquired hacking skills.
“You monitor anyone with transaction from one million dollars to a billion dollars and then divert it online and then secure your security. You then fund it on your credit card and use it to buy any software or anything you want online.”